Notice of Library Building Closure

Shrewsbury Public Library closed to public 
Virtual services and telephone support available.

As announced on March 14, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic the  Shrewsbury Public Library is closed to the public at this time.

For all library needs please call 508-841-8533 and leave a detailed voicemail or email Library staff are monitoring both services from 9am until 5pm each day, Monday through Friday, and will contact you as soon as possible.

We have been advised by the Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance to discontinue any services that would allow physical interaction between staff and public,and any sharing of physical items such as books, movie or other library items.  Therefore we will not be providing outreach delivery or doing curbside pickup services. The public book return is closed.

Instead, we will be providing frequent and ongoing information and instructions on how to use the library’s online books, movies, audio books, newspapers, magazines, tutoring service, early literacy tools and more.   As noted above, we will have staff available by phone and email to help you learn how to use these great resources.

In order to allow patrons to quickly access our online services we are temporarily waiving the requirement that you register for a card in person.  For any issues regarding obtaining a new library card or using your current card please call 508-841-8533 and leave a detailed voicemail or email  Library staff will contact you to assist as soon as possible.

To receive these regular communications regarding online resources and any possible services change please sign up for the library list serves at 

For reliable, up to date information about COVID-19, the Shrewsbury Public Library is providing the following page of online resources.
In the interest of creating an accurate historical record of daily life in Shrewsbury during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shrewsbury Public Library is currently collecting photos of day to day activities and displaying them on its Flickr page.  If you would like to submit some of your own photos, please send them to with a brief description.
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Library News & Updates

Sunday Sponsorship Update 10-24-2018
Thank you to our generous donors who provided a full season of Sunday hours, October 2018 through May 19, 2019!

Providing Five Sundays:

  • Dr. B. Dale and Mrs. Melanie Magee
Providing Three Sundays Each:

  • Daniels Insurance Agency

Providing Two Sundays each:

  • Olivia, Peg, and Don Harbert
  • Olive I. and Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Donor-Advised Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation

Providing one Sunday each are:

  • St. Mary's School
  • Maureen Fujimori in honor of Eileen Mooney Evans
  • Harold (Bill) and Jean Stuart
  • Pam Osborn in memory of Harry Der Harootunian
  • In memory of James Heedles
  • In loving memory of Buckie Somers
  • Selectman Beth Casavant
  • The Del Dotto grandchildren: Drea, Dylan, and Devin
  • The Shrewsbury Education Foundation
  • The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury
  • Central One Federal Credit Union
  • The Bachini family
  • The Matthews family
  • Dean Park Grill & Pizza
  • Jeffrey & Priscilla Billingham
  • David & Kathleen Rocheleau
  •  Pat Silvestri in Memory of Elizabeth Woodring
  • In memory of Dr. John P. Collins from the Collins family
  • In memory of Dr. John P. Collins from John P. Collins & Nancy Hughes
  • One anonymous donor

You can help reach a full season of Sundays (October 7, 2018 through May 19, 2019). The cost for sponsoring one Sunday is $700. Please contact the Library Director at (508) 841-8537 or if you wish to provide a sponsorship or need more information.